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(Updated   Aug.  31
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.01 billion
Mobiles  983.7 million 
Landlines: 26.3 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  102  million
(wired: 16 million;   wireless : 86  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  Mobile Internet in India  IAMAI  study  July 2015
E-commerce is Indias new sun-rise industry; set to reach USD 16 billion this year: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study
Ericsson  Study: Indian Mobile Broadband landscape ( May 2015)

Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market


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Taiwan Computer Association signs MoU with Telengana state govt
CeBit India 2015 attracts star lineup of speakers
CeBit India 2015 attracts star lineup of speakers
CeBit India 2015 attracts star lineup of speakers
Taiwan Computer Association signs MoU with Telengana state govt
TCS makes its largest-ever donation to an American university -- Carnegie Mellon
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Gigato lets users Save more-Surf more by freeing select apps from data charges
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MakeMyTrip extends IRCTC train booking app to 5 Indian languages
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IT happened in India
  CeBit India 2015 attracts star lineup of speakers
Bangalore,  September  3 2015: The CeBit India  event in October has lined up a stellar cast of industry leaders and visionaries. Among them are:   Jayantha  Prabhu,   CTO ESSAR group,   T G Dhandapani, CIO TVS Motor,  Vijay Sethi,  VP, Hero Motor,  Thomson Thomas,  SVP HDFC Standard Life, Hitech Arora,  CIO Ymi Brands  and Basant Chaturvedi, IT Head, Perfeti Van Melle India. ....
Gigato lets users Save more-Surf more by freeing select apps from data charges
September 3 2015: Gigato is a mobile application focused on bringing down the cost of data in emerging markets starting with India by allowing app developers to sponsor the data for their end users by giving databack. Gigato lets you use your favourite Android apps free of 2G or 3G mobile Data Charges. ....
24 hr TV channel devoted to rural India is a year old
Mumbai,  September 2, 2015:  Green TV, India’s first private channel to launch 24x7 programming dedicated to India’s vast rural population, is one year old. ...
Google tweaks its logo for a new multi screen age
September 2 2015:  Hard on the heels of a CEO change -- with India-born  Sundar Pichai at the helm --Google sprang a new look on its millions of users this morning -- a new  logo. ...
Taiwan Computer Association signs MoU with Telengana state govt
Hyderabad September 1 2015:The  Taipei Computer Association has launched its quest  to explore business opportunities in India for Taiwan industry. ...

Education and e-learning
New Coursera specializations announced
September 3 2015: Coursera team and their university partners have announced over 30 new courses as part of a comprehensive selection of Specializations in business, computer science, and data science. These specializations are available on Coursera’s platform starting 15th of September, 2015. ....
WizIQ honored as best online education platform
New Delhi, August 26 2015: One of the world’s largest cloud-based education platforms WizIQ  has been named  Best Online Education Platform Technology Provider at the World Education Summit held recently  here. The award recognizxed WizIQ’s pioneering Online Academy Builder platform which enables learning service providers to set up their self-branded online academies and deliver high quality education solutions to learners across geographies. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Guiddoo launches world-first map based tour and activity marketplace
New Delhi, September1, 2015:  Leading In-Destination Experience Provider,  Guiddoo  has launched of the World’s first Map based tour and activity marketplace, available for activities across 15 countries such as India, Jordan, Philippines and Vietnam, has more than 5000 tours and activities already enlisted. ....
From Bhopal, a cool mobile tool to learn foreign languages
Bhopal, August 5, 2015: Insperia Education Pvt. Ltd in Bhopal   has launched LingosMio,   an online platform for learning foreign languages is a product of. It has also launched an Android app  which currently offers  a course in Spanish. ....

Healthcare platform Practo, now in Indonesia
Bangalore,  September 3 2015: Indian talent fueled and Asia’s leading healthcare platform, Practo,   has entered  the world's 4th most populous country  --Indonesia.  Practo Search will be available both in Indonesian bahasa and English. ....
Six pack in HD
Personalized fitness videos now on your smart phone, based on your health band readings By Vishnu Anand Chew on this.  Thirty million Indians are obese, 92 percent  of us do not exercise and one  in five  is  going to die  of  a heart ailment. ....
HP to help Kerala roll out e-health services
Bangalore, August 1  2015 : Kerala's  Department of Health and Family Welfare, has  turned to  HP to create an e-Health IT platform to enable the delivery of a digital healthcare solution and services for Health Care facilities across Kerala. ...

Product Pulse
Kingston Mobilelite Wireless Media Reader G2: For footloose digerati
August 31 2015:  The original  Swiss Army Knife made in the 1880s, had multiple tools, including  one to disassemble a  musket  and another to removes stones from a horse's shoe.  Other times, other needs:  The latest   edition  of the knife, updated  for a Digital Age, includes  a  detachable USB Flash drive  and a biometric finger print reader. ....
Frontech Wireless Speaker JIL-3906: waterproof wonder
Bangalore, August 312015: Appearances  can be deceptive.  The Frontech Wireless Bluetooth Speaker model JIL-3906 looks and feels  like any other   portable speaker -- except for the microSD card slot  next to the  USB charging port. ....
Phicomm Energy 653: Pocket rocket!
The Phicomm Energy 653 is the Parthiv Patel of smart phones – small in size and price, but optimum on performance Bangalore, August 24 2015: It’s tough times for the smart phone buyer, with brands packing in an unbelievable number of capabilities and even after-sales service offers. ...

IT's for you
  New Microchip MCUs for embedded control and touch applications
New Delhi,  September 3 2015: 2015:   Global leader in  microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions Microchip Technology Inc., , has announced a new series within its PIC32MX1/2 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) family that features a large 256 KB Flash configuration and 16 KB of RAM in small-footprint packages. ....
Oracle offers all-Flash storage system
Redwood Shores, Calif. (US), September 1, 2015:Oracle  has joined the lurch from magnetic to Flash storage: It has  expanded its flash storage portfolio today with the announcement of an all-flash model of its Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System . ....
Flagship Cadence conference concludes
Bangalore, August 25, 2015: Cadence Design Systems (India)  concluded its annual flagship user conference CDNLive India 2015, here last week. ...
New Zebronics headphones simulate 3D sound
Bangalore, August 22 2015:  Chennai headquartered Zebronics,  has launched    high- end ‘Iron Head’ Headphones’,   with simulated 3D surround sound. ...
Affordable and ultralight, powerbank from Toreto
New Delhi, India, August 19, 2015:  Leading Power solutions  provider, Toreto,  has just launched an  ultra-thin, ultra-light weight and 6500mAh High Technology Power bank “Energy Boost” at an  affordable price  in India. ...

IT people
  Lycos founder Michael Mauldin rejoins as director
Hyderabad,  August 24 2015 : Michael Mauldin, the founder ofLYCOS  in 1994  is rejoining the new    Indian-led entity as  an Independent Director on its Board  from today. In his earlier tenure, he also served as the Chief Scientist of the Lycos Internet search engine company. ....
Balaji Rao to head sales at Veritas India
New Delhi,  August 18, 2015:  Having decided to  spin out  Veritas  which it merged with itself  a few years ago,  Symantec Corp has named  Balaji Rao as the India Sales Leader   for the separate entity Rao is an industry veteran with close to 20 years’ experience working in blue chip technology companies and has held several leadership positions. ....
Kalpit Jain to lead netCore as CEO
Mumbai, August 13, 2015: Kalpit Jain is the  New Chief Executive Officer  at leading digital marketing solutions company,netCORE. ...

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Taiwan’s Foxconn to invest $5bn in India
Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn will invest about $5bn over the next 5 years to build a manufacturing facility in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, marking one of the largest foreign direct investment deals in Indian corporate history. Financial Times August 8 2015

Abdul Kalam's unique tech management style
.....We failed to resolve the issues at our level. So we persuaded Kalam to accompany us to try and push the schedules. How he accomplished that was a lesson in management we would never forget..... Anand Parthasarathy in THE WEEK  August 9 2015

Vizury conjures sci-fi magic in its dashboard
Indian product software firm Vizury claims to have a secret sauce to help companies make up their minds on where to spend their digital marketing dollars..  Deccan Herald  July 20 2015


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